Thursday, October 11, 2007
Former Iranian President says Hitler "saved" Europe from the Jews, while Mahmoud claims he was misquoted at Columbia U
Well, there's some more disturbing news coming out of Iran. Today, the country's former president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, announced that Adolf Hitler "saved" Europe from the Jews. He even went so far as to say that the Jews were a "pain in the neck", were greedy, and causing problems. In short, this madman is saying that they got what they deserved. Its one thing to deny the Holocaust, like Mahmoud does on a regular basis, but to say what this guy said is just disgusting. I want to say that I hope the world community will step up and condemn this, but I'm not going to hold my breath. Anyway, Mahmoud is claiming that he was "misquoted" when he spoke at Columbia University. When he gave his speech, he claimed that there were no homosexuals in Iran like we have in the United States, only to have laughter erupt afterward. I've noticed that this is like a pattern. Everytime Mahmoud says something bad and people get upset, he claims he was mistranslated. Every time he calls for Israel to be wiped off the map, one of his advisors comes out and says the translation got screwed up. I'm predicting that in the next couple days, Rafsanjani will probably claim he was mistranslated too. There's no question that these people are anti-semetic and are not looking out for the best interests of the region, yet we have more negotitors going into Tehran to have a nice chat with Ajad and company. This situation is almost identical to what's going on in Sudan, in terms of trying to negotiate with bad people. No matter what we do, no matter how nice we try to be, evil dictators are going to be evil dictators, whether it be the Islamic theocracy ruling Iran, the regime of Al-Bashir in Khartoum, Hamas, or any other group or individual that uses fear and suppression as a means of holding on to power. It's time we start taking this stuff seriously.